Reports Report 4235fn (Event 4235-2017)

Name Steve S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The event was sudden and very bright. The sky was overcast and snowy, but the sky was illuminated by the white/blue light from the fireball. The light could be seen for between 2 and 3 seconds before disappearing completely. This is the second fireball I've seen in my life, so I feel pretty lucky.
Address Chenango Forks, NY
Latitude 42° 16' 55.08'' N (42.281967°)
Longitude 75° 51' 40.13'' W (-75.861147°)
Elevation 335.831m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-10 21:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-11 02:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 98°
Facing azimuth 264.08°
First azimuth 261.83°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 279.72°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It was overcast and snowing, so it wasn't very clear, but there was a sudden, very bright that lit up most of the sky and my pitch dark yard. I would describe this as a terminal flash, but I can't be positive.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -